The prime suspect in the murder of the ex-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) staff, Kehinde Fatinoye, his wife Bukola and son, Oreoluwa, Lekan Adekanbi, said the trio were killed because the husband did not increase his salary.
The suspect made the confession to the Ogun State Police Command during an investigation after his arrest along with his accomplices – Ahmed Odetola (a.k.a Akamo) and Waheed Adeniji (a.k.a Koffi).
According to the spokesman of the police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement made available on Friday, Adekanbi, who popularly known as Koroba spearheaded the murder along with the two others who supported him.
Adekanbi, according to Oyeyemi said the deceased, for whom he worked as a driver did not increase his salary and did not grant him a loan to purchase a motorcycle.
He said they decided to murder the three persons since they had recognized him (Adekanbi) in the course of the attack.
The statement reads: “On interrogation, Lekan Adekanbi who has been the couple’s driver since 2018 confessed to being the mastermind of the dastardly act. He stated that he invited the other two suspects Ahmed Odetola (a.k.a Akamo) and Waheed Adeniyi (a.k.a Koffi), to come and join him in order to rob the couple.
“He confessed further that he took the step because the couple refused to increase his salary, and that he approached them for loan to buy motorcycle, but they didn’t oblige him.
“He stated further that on that fateful day, himself and his two accomplices waited for the couple to come back from crossover service since he had access to the house and they pounced on them immediately they entered the house.
“When asked why the Alsatian dog in the house did not attack them, he stated that the dog was very familiar with him being the person who always fed it.
“Having got hold of the couple, they forced the husband, Kehinde Fatinoye to transfer money from his account to “Kuda” bank account of Ahmed Odetola, but the transfer failed. It was then Lekan Adekanbi gave the deceased his own Access Bank account to which the sum of N1,102,000 (One million one hundred and two thousand) was transferred at gunpoint.
“Since Lekan realised that his identity had been known through his bank account, he decided with others to terminate the life of the couple, consequent upon which Waheed Adeniyi (a.k.a Koffi) took a knife from their kitchen and slaughtered the husband, Kehinde Fatinoye, while Lekan Adekanbi used sledge hammer he purposely brought for the operation to hit the wife, Bukola Fatinoye, on the head and she died on the spot.
“While the operation was going on, the only son of the deceased, Oreoluwa Fatinoye, and their adopted son, Felix Olorunyomi, walked in and the hoodlums pounced on them too, tied them with rope and drove them to Ogun River Bridge at Adigbe where they threw the two of them into the river.
“Luck however smiled at Felix Olorunyomi when the rope on his hand loosened and he was able to swim out of the river. But Oreoluwa was not that lucky as his dead body was recovered the following day.
“Waheed Adeniyi (a.k.a Koffi) and Ahmed Odetola (a.k.a Akamo) were both apprehended at Ogere on Thursday 9th of February 2023.
“The three suspects who are members of Aye confraternity have all confessed to their various roles in the gruesome and callous murder of the family.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, Frank Mba has ordered the suspects be charged to court as soon as possible.”
The Fatinoyes were murdered on January 1 at their Abeokuta, Ogun State residence.
While the Kehinde Fatinoye was an ex-CBN staff, his wife, Bukola was a staff of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Ogun State.